lobster pesto caprese


I'm going to admit that I've slightly overdone it with the tomatoes, burrata, and pretty much pesto of any form. It is pretty much the only thing that I've eaten for several weeks now. The fact that I've tired of burrata is terrifying to me. But - this season is fleeting and I'd rather eat them until I'm exhausted than have regrets in November. Ugh November.

But last weekend we had some beautiful warm weather. Like the days we dream of all winter. I took a mid-afternoon kayak ride and timed it just right that I could float without the tides taking me away. Then we had a casual sunset bbq to capture more glow from our fleeting summer.

When I lived in Boston, none of my neighbors gave me anything. I guess that's not totally true. I had Rinato who repeatedly invited me over for dinner but also said his wife would kill me. But - there was no "leaving things at doorsteps" happening. Which is really okay because this is a city and there are rats. But now, I have neighbors and last weekend one brought me a lobster. That he caught that day. And shelled for me.

Since I was already in the middle of eating a hot dog and fritos (I'm fancy), I waited a night to capitalize on the lobster generosity. I think I nailed it - and you should also do this with your lobster. It is a perfect way to give people lobster in summer without going broke buying lobsters for everyone. Not everyone can have neighbors that drop lobsters at their door.

Here's how it goes. It's incredibly simple - especially if you already have the pesto made and the lobster shelled.
  1. Using a food processor, prep and make your pesto. Follow this recipe here. I used walnuts for this pesto.
  2.  Cut up your lobster meat to a medium/small size and then toss in the pesto.
  3. Plate the lobster with some freshly cut garden tomatoes and a half ball of burrata. 
  4. Drizzle the plate with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with basil and a bit of salt. 
Shopping List
basil
grated parmesan
garlic
lemon
lemon juice
walnuts
burrata
cherry tomatoes
lobster meat

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